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Reviewed by ian on 16/12/2010

Very happy with the work Mosaic did. They did 2 bathroom makeovers, they were let down by a tile supplier which delayed our timetable but in general the team were good to work with, focussed, and listened to what we wanted. Also very helpful on design, selection of materials, and adjusting for problems discovered when ripping out the old bathrooms. I would be happy to recommend and use them again.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Josh on 17/10/2020

You can only add 5 stars but if there were an option for 6 I would give! Romega turned our cold, damp bathroom into what is now our favourite room in the house. We had an idea of what we wanted and had had a few quotes previously but as others have said, Romega haD his own suggestions and convinced us to make little alterations to our plans which made the end results even better. Romega was punctual throughout, worked very neatly and is also a nice guy to have around. I definitely recommend him ??

I have been in the trade for many years & I'm very experienced, I'll give the best quoteation no job to big or small!

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Reviewed by Patrycja on 15/4/2021

Just admiring my new floor ?? very satisfied with the quality of work that Jamie provided. He is full of passion and pride of his work, very driven to make his business successful. Besides that you couldn’t ask for nicer person to meet. Not only great job but also a great Customer Service. Totally recommended ??

I'm dedicated builder who started the business in '06 in New York City. From '12 I've moved my company here. We're specializing in all interior and exterior works. If you're looking for responsible workers with passion, worldwide experience and quality, we're the perfect choice. All our works are full guaranteed and done safe with a great precision. For more feedback please visit our partners websites or contact me directly.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 16/5/2020

Krystof and Marius were excellent. The quality of their work well exceeded our expectations. Would 100% recommend!

DK HOME is a professional building company with over 25 years experience. We offer full home refurbishment, help design your dream place and finish the project to the highest standards. We cover North West and Central London areas Builder handyman. Loft conversion, House extensions and full Refurbishment . Full package including an architect, council application, structural engineering and Building control.

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Reviewed by Kate on 22/7/2020

Daniel turned up on time on the day agreed without fuss and got through a list of electrical, decorating and repairs jobs at speed and with great competence. The coving he put up is immaculate and the electrics are tidy and he clearly knows his stuff. Would ask him to work again.

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by Lloretta on 25/3/2021

James and Adam worked hard on our garage conversion, quicker than we expected. We had the garage made into a living area and a stud wall put in so we could have a pantry too. They were infomative and went the extra mile to help us achieve what we wanted. James is quick to communicate and great at overcoming any issues. We are over the moon with their work and can't wait to decorate. Highly recommend JMR. Thank you again.

Astonishing-Roofing A company you can trust

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Reviewed by Matthew on 4/5/2020

Prompt reply. Excellent work and on time

We are at highest quality builders. All aspect of building work. Please book appointment at our show home in a Caversham

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Reviewed by Isaac on 14/2/2021

I am new to property development and was struggling to find trades people that would complete the refurbishment of a 2 bedroom flat within a reasonable budget. Wojciech offered a fair and clear quotation to refurb the property. The work was completed to a very high standard and he updated me throughout with progress reports and any issues. He went the extra mile to ensure the job was done to my high standards and kept within the quoted price. A really personable chap and honest, a credit to his profession.

SOUTHWALES carpentry and roofing ltd We carry out All types of work from carpentry roofing all upvc instalments. We also have portfolio in our gallery of private roofing work carried out for building contractors We have vast amount of experience Also all types of rubber roofs. Also we supplyandfit cedar wood shingle roofs . maintenance. We been involved working alongside rated people now from since it was formed with 100 per cent record on major works carried outFeel free to contact us for free advice we work closely with our customers and make sure each job is finished to high standards which customers deserve. Over 30 years experience in construction. One of rated people's longest serving tradesmen look at our quality of work we carry out on our gallery.. All our work which is carried out by multiskilled tradesman. Just look at the quality of our work on our gallery section. We been using rated people since it was formed and we have a good relationship with the company. Which I reccomend to our customers and to the public. It's a quality site with good tradesmen which I've met through working on rated jobs. We say help your customers They will look after you. Give us a ring if you want quality work carried out or any advice help etc that's what we are all about. Look forward to the future with rated people and gaining new customers. Kind regards. We also work closely with community first police services etc. Rogue traders bogus callers we also carry I.d cards reg cards from community first r.c media.with I'd numbers which can be checked first WWW.SOUTHWALES ROOFING SERVICES . CO.U.K

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 9/10/2020

Contacted this company for a quote. They arranged a visit quickly and Wayne was really helpful with ideas. We havent had the work done yet but I'll be happy to work with them.

We have 45 years experience in the building industry, our surveyor has full certified qualifications in the preservation industry CTIS and CRDS we specialise in the restoration and refurbishment of period properties We can convert damp basements into habitable living areas issuing 30year protected Guarantees approved by Building societies We have plumbers, electricians, tilers plasterers/ cornice repairs stone repair masons, roofers Bespoke work - Bathrooms, Kitchens, Sunrooms Garage conversions, attic conversions

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Reviewed by Ron on 17/2/2021

Time waster.

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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